Beautiful Collector Arms That Highlight American History

Here at Nashville Civil War Relics, we buy and sell a wide variety of antique collector arms. Whether you’re searching for a musket, revolver, or bullet--contact us in Brentwood, Tennessee, for more information.

Remington New Model Police Revolver

Fresh out of a 1950's era collection in Giles County, TN, this is a .36 caliber, five shot pistol with a 6.5” octagonal barrel known as the Police Model.  Remington produced 18,000 of these between 1863 and 1878.  The serial number on this one is 4339 which is located under the trigger guard and left grip.  Light, barely visible portion of the same serial number remains on the barrel under the loading lever.  I can't pin down the actual manfacturing date on this piece.  Top of barrel stamped “Patented Sept. 14, 1858/ E. Remington and Sons Ilion, NY/ New Model”.  No other markings on the gun.  The action is strong and it has a beautiful dark patina.  The trigger and hammer work fine but the handspring is broken and the cylinder does not rotate. There are reproduction parts available if you want to replace the handspring with a modern reproduction.   This is a very good example of this type of weapon.        

 Price:  $1,350

Affordable old muskets for sale in Brentwood, TN

ID'd 1853 Dated U.S. Springfield .69 Caliber Musket

This beautiful musket is fresh out of the family here in Middle Tennessee and was carried by John Basler of the 3rd Michigan Cavalry, Company "H".  The musket was acquired from John Basler's Great-Great-Great Nephew.  John Bassler was born in Switzerland in 1833 and immigrated to the United States several years before the war taking up residence in Michigan.  He joined the 3rd Michigan Cavalry and they were mustered into service at Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 1, 1861 and mustered out on March 15, 1866.  Interestingly John Basler was the Regimental Blacksmith which probably explains why he carried this type of weapon while serving in the cavalry.  The 3rd Michigan Cavalry was involved in the Western Theatre and participated in battles at Corinth, New Madrid, Island #10, Holly Springs, Lumpkin's Mills, Iuka, and fought with General Grant during the Mississippi Campaign.  In the winter of 1863-64 they were camped in LaGrange, Tennessee.  They left in May of 1864 headed to Little Rock, Arkansas and assisted in driving Confederate General Shelby beyond the Arkansas River and then marched on to Alabama where they were involved in the siege of Mobile at the end of the war.  John Basler moved back to Michigan and passed away on May 20, 1907 in Sanilac, Michigan and is buried in the Sanilac Cemetery.

The firearm itself is a Springfield .69 caliber musket dated 1853. It has a chocolate brown attic like patina.  This musket has not been altered in any way and remains in its original condition.  It is new to the market having been in the family's hands until just days ago.

Price: $1,825

Model 1816, Type III Springfield Conversion Musket

This Model 1816 conversion musket is a .69 caliber and both lockplate and barrel are dated 1837.  Originally a flintlock smoothbore musket, this rifle was most likely converted to percussion in the 1850's as were many of these rifles.  Marked "Spring/Field/1837" behind the hammer and an eagle with "U.S." under it in front of the hammer.  The top of the buttplate is also marked "U.S.".  Good non messed with conversion musket.

Price: $1,295 - On Layaway

Providence Tool Co. .58 caliber Rifle Dated 1864

This rifle was a contract with the Providence Tool Co. and clearly marked "U.S./Providence Tool Co./Providence R.I."  The 1864 production date is printed behind the hammer.  The buttplate is also marked "U.S."  Two clear inspector cartouches are located on the flat of the stock opposite the lockplate. The weapon has not been altered in any way and is a beautiful example of a contract rifle.

Price: Sold